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DART Prepared for Extreme Cold Weather

With dangerously cold weather forecast by the National Weather Service through Friday, Dec. 23, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is making preparations to make sure passengers and employees stay safe

DART Operations teams are in place across the region to ensure regular service is not impacted by the expected weather. In preparation for possible ice accumulation, bus and train station parking lots and walkways will be treated, and DART vehicles are being weatherized.

To ensure DART riders stay warm and to provide assistance with travel planning, the DART Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station will be available for extended hours from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 24. DART also is extending hours at the following stations and transit centers:

  • Addison Transit Center
  • CBD East Transfer Center
  • CBD West Transfer Center
  • Cockrell Hill Transfer Location
  • Downtown Garland Station
  • Illinois Station
  • J.B. Jackson Jr. Transit Center/MLK Jr. Station
  • Ledbetter Station
  • Parker Road Station
  • South Garland Transit Center

Extended exposure to cold weather can be dangerous, Dress in layers to stay warm, wear a hat, cover exposed skin, and watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Signs of hypothermia include confusion, shivering, difficulty speaking and sleepiness. If you experience any of these symptoms contact 911 immediately.

DART will continue to monitor the weather conditions across the North Texas area. Stay informed about changes to service by subscribing to DART Service Alerts at Contact DART Customer Service at (214) 979-1111.


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